Fully Automatic and High-Speed Splicing Machine for Optical Fiber Ribbons

Mitsuru MIYAUCHI  Masao TACHIKURA  Toshiaki KATAGIRI  Makoto SATO  Atsushi IDE  Tadashi HAIBARA  Michito MATSUMOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E72   No.9   pp.970-978
Publication Date: 1989/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Cable and Wave Guides

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A fully automatic, high-speed splicing machine for optical fiber ribbons has been developed to construct high-count optical cable lines in subscriber loops. Design procedure and detail performance of this machine is discussed in this paper. The developed machine achieves an average splice loss of less than 0.1 dB and a splicing time of about 2 min. for multi-mode five-fiber ribbons.